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The Road To School Readiness

When Basildon babies babble, play and laugh with you, you're helping them on their way to being School Ready.

Basildon children are READY!....Basildon School Readiness Poster Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

R is for RESILIENT, adaptable and always willing to try;
E is for ENQUIRING, curious, asking questions and exploring;
A is for ASSURED, confident in their own abilities; independent in their self-care;
D is for DETERMINED, striving to improve and showing pride at success;
Y is for YOUNG, eager to learn and full of potential.

...and when feeling safe and secure, Basildon children will....

  • happily separate from their parent and carer
  • express their needs and communicate their ideas
  • communicate with others developing friendship groups
  • try new things
  • be prepared to get dirty and messy
  • develop a growing awareness of the world around them and other people
  • celebrate their family and those of others
  • have a developing phonological awareness, enjoy being playful with sounds , rhymes and words
  • begin to take turns and develop an understanding of sharing
  • respect  others , resources and  their environment
  • BE HAPPY.

Campaign poster: pdf icon Basildon School Readiness Project - The road to school readiness A4 poster [1Mb]

Links to guidance on how make sure your little one is school ready....

What does School Ready mean? Image icon - Information Starting school is an exciting time for children and their parents, but it can be worrying too. As parents you will want to make sure that your child starts school with the skills they need. Talk Listen Cuddle (TLC) Icon showing the Talk Listen Cuddle icon TLC is an Essex campaign website for pre-school children and their parents, carers and families. TLC aims to help give young children the best start in life by developing through playful learning at home. Children's Centres image icon - Signpost The Children's Centres listed here offer an invaluable range of services to families with pre-school age children aged five years and under. Help for Parents, Guardians and Carers image icon - Signpost Links to a range of organisations that provide practical help, advice and support to the parents, guardians and carers of pre-school age children aged five years and under. Children's Health image icon - Signpost The children's health services listed here offer provide practical help, advice and support to families with pre-school age children aged five years and under. Basildon School Readiness Project Image icon - Information Basildon School Readiness Project has been established to address concerns, by schools, parents and early years centres, that children are not always school ready. Basildon Education Services Trust (BEST) Image icon - Information BEST has been working as a partnership between Basildon Schools since 2010. The school partners work together to raise the attainment and aspirations of our children and young people. School Readiness - Training and Support for Practitioners image icon - Signpost News, information and events for practitioners in the Basildon School Readiness initiative.
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